Slade wait

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Neil Goulding, Barnsley

BARNSLEY have identified Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade as the man they want to become their new manager.

But the Reds are struggling to get Slade after O’s chairman Barry Hearn rejected a request from the club to speak to the 50-year-old with a view to him becoming Mark Robins’ successor.

Slade has a year left to run on his contract at the League One club. Last season he guided the club to an impressive seventh-place finish.

“We approached Leyton Orient to speak to Russell Slade, but they’ve rejected our approach,” Reds director Don Rowing told The Star. “We’re great believers in doing things the right way, so we’ve got to wait and see what happens now.”